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Rosa, Luis

Dr. Luis Rosa

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München


Further Information

Luis Rosa completed a Masters (2008) and a Ph.D. (2014) degree in philosophy at Pontificia Universidade Católica (RS, Brazil), also doing part of his Ph.D. at Rutgers University. His dissertation title was “Toward Explicating and Modeling Epistemic Rationality”. In 2015 he was an associate professor at the Universidad Federal de Integración Latinoamericana. In that same year, he received a Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to pursue his post-doctoral research at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.

Research interests

Luis Rosa’s main interests are in epistemology (epistemology of reasoning, a priori knowledge and the problem of regress of reasons), logic and model-theoretic semantics (epistemic logics and models that represent the cognitive situations of reasoners), and philosophy of cognitive science/AI (mainly theories about how humans reason and attempts to program artificial reasoners).


In 2015, Luis Rosa received the CAPES Ph.D. Dissertation Prize (CAPES is an institution funded by Brazil’s Federal Ministry of Education).

Selected Publications

  • Justification and the Uniqueness Thesis Again — A Response to Anantharaman, Logos & Episteme 7(1), 2016.
  • In order to be rational you need to know how to reason, Philosophical Inquiries 4(1), 2016.
  • Justification and Cognitive Algorithms, Philosophia 42(2), 2014.